Schumacher Farm Park

Where Dane County's Rural Heritage Comes Alive.

PUBLIC TOURS & NATURE HIKES

Historic Farmstead

You are invited to join us for various tours offered by Schumacher Farm Park staff and knowledgeable docents. Our focus is on rural Dane County as it was in the 1920s and 1930s. The farmstead house contains many artifacts of the era. The heirloom garden and orchard reflect the period's crop varieties and ways to preserve fruits and vegetables. The farm machinery is just a sampling of the inventory we hold for future restoration and demonstration.

Docent-guided tours are available May 1 - September 30 and must be scheduled one week in advance. If you'd like a tour of Schumacher Farm's historic buildings, artifacts and farm equipment, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

For grades K-6, go to our school tours page.

 Tour type  Estimated time  Min. fee or $5/person
 Historic farmhouse museum 45 min $20
 Farmhouse and outbuildings 90 min $30
 Gardens, orchard, sugar bush 45 min $20
 Prairie and woodland 60 min $20
 1920s-1930s farm machinery 45 min $20

 

Former board member, Bob Forbess, talks about a traditional binder. (Photo: Barb Johanning-Meier)

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Areas

Have you seen a sunset from the top of the hill at Schumacher Farm Park? Want to know more about native prairies, plants, pollinators and other wildlife?

Naturalist-led hikes are regularly scheduled throughout the year to highlight seasonal changes and happenings in our natural areas, including several night hikes. Check our calendar for upcoming events or contact us directly to set up an outdoor tour with a specific focus.